I really enjoy my job. I became a full-time production DBA about 14 months ago and it has been an overwhelmingly positive move. I work for a good company and with a terrific group of people. Many days, I have to force myself to leave the office because I was so engrossed in a task…Read More Becoming a Production DBA – A Family Decision
This tweet showed up in the dbatools Slack channel Friday afternoon. Just did my first Pull Request to "contribute" to @psdbatools. Granted, the code change was a single line of code that was spoon-fed to me… but it's still my 1st PR ever! Life. Changed. Special thanks to @cl for the spoon, and @wsmelton for…Read More One Line of Code Is All It Takes
Kevin Hill mentioned this idea/series on a SQL community slack channel back in April and I thought it would be a good way to get back to blogging. The timing worked out well as I had just started a new job, my first with the official title of “SQL Server DBA.” So how’d I get here?Read More How I Became a…SQL Server DBA
This week’s #sqlnewblogger posts! Author Post @eleightondick [T-SQL Tuesday] Data modeling: The trouble with prefixes | The Data Files @tomsql Adventures With TomSQL, aka Tom Staab @EdDebug Automatically name primary key constraints in SSDT | the.agilesql.club @rabryst Born SQL on Twitter: “Temporal Tables – Under the Covers with the Transaction Log. @YatesSQL Community Involvement–Why Wait?…Read More SQL New Blogger Challenge November 2015 Edition – Week 3 Digest
This week’s #sqlnewblogger posts! Author Post @arrowdrive Anders On SQL: T-SQL Tuesday #72: Data modelling gone extremely wrong @rabryst Time After Time – An Introduction to Temporal Tables in SQL Server 2016 using a DeLorean @EdDebug Deploy SSDT INSERTS in Batches | the.agilesql.club @ALevyInROC Don’t Trust the Wizard @DBA_ANDY Nebraska SQL from @DBA_ANDY: T-SQL Tuesday…Read More SQL New Blogger Challenge November 2015 Edition – Week 2 Digest
Ed Leighton-Dick has renewed his New Blogger Challenge this month. Here are all (I think) the posts for this week after Ed posted his announcement. If I’ve missed any, please let me know and I’ll update. Author Post @arrowdrive Anders On SQL: First Timer Summit impressions. @EdDebug Deploy SSDT INSERTS in Batches | the.agilesql.club @EdDebug Looking at…Read More SQL New Blogger Challenge, November Edition, Week 1 Digest
Spend any time around a 4 year old, and you will inevitably find yourself involved in a conversation which evolves into this: Please do this thing Why? Reasonable answer Why? Restatement of reasonable answer Why? Shorter, more frustrated restatement of reasonable answer Why? Because that’s what has to be done Why? Because Why? I give up.…Read More Why Ask Why?
This week marks the end of Ed Leighton-Dick’s New Blogger Challenge. It’s terrific seeing everyone sticking with the challenge all month and I’m looking forward to catching up with all the posts. Great job, everyone! Keep going! Author Post @MtnDBA #SQLNewBlogger Week 4 – My 1st SQLSaturday session | DBA With Altitude @Lance_LT “MongoDB is the WORST!”…Read More SQL New Blogger Challenge Digest – Week 4
We hear the common refrain among DBAs all the time. Back up your data! Test your restores! If you can’t restore the backup, it’s worthless. And yes, absolutely, you have to back up your databases – your job, and the company, depend upon it. But are you backing everything up? Saturday night was an ordinary…Read More Are You Backing Everything Up?
Here are the posts collected from week three of the SQL New Blogger Challenge. It’s been compiled the same way previous weeks’ posts were. Everyone’s doing a great job keeping up with the challenge! Author Post @MtnDBA #SQLNewBlogger Week 3 – PowerShell Aliases | DBA With Altitude @ceedubvee A Insider’s View of the Autism Spectrum: Autism and…Read More SQL New Blogger Digest – Week 3